Axpona 2016 Chicago - Whose Going?

Axpona is this weekend in Chicago. Whose going? When? Anyone want to meet up for a beer break?
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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,715
    Beer you say??!!
    I'm in!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,403
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Beer you say??!!
    I'm in!

    You sluut
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I will be there.

    Would be happy to meet for a beer.

    With the student discount, I will be there on Sunday only.

    Have a few manufacturers that I want to see / hear.

    Any recommendations for über high end gear that I should get my ears on at the show?
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,662
    Take lots of picks... Remember that others will be living vicariously through those of you able to be there. Take lots of TriangleArt pics for me.
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  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,584
    I will be there Saturday.
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,052
    edited April 2016
    I wanted to take off and go Fri for my B-Day. However, it looks like Sun I may try to make it. So much going on this weekend...I don't know???
    halo wrote: »
    Any recommendations for über high end gear that I should get my ears on at the show?
    Take your pick of that brand that you always wanted to hear or one you never heard of at all....so many will be there. The Quintessence audio rooms are always pretty special.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,294
    I honestly had every intention to get up there and maybe see if Brian (erniejade) and or TonyB would be going would love to hang out with them for a bit of audio P.oR.n but as always life gets in the freakin way.....

    I honestly was hoping to get a crew going to this shindig I know Rich and Brock have went in years past so those guys got it going on.
  • factorz
    factorz Posts: 353
    I'll be there on Sunday. So many great vendors to list them all, but here are my top 5 rooms I'm making sure to hit.

    Vapor Audio: I own their Cirrus model so I'm a little basis, but they make great speakers.

    Vinni Rossi: Really interested to check out his brand new Lio unit.

    Odyssey Audio: Klaus always puts on a great demo

    Wilson Audio: I have heard their smaller models, but never heard one of their big boys.

    B&W : Not sure which room will have it but I'm hoping someone is showing the new D3 series.

  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,403
    Wilson's new Alexx should be a treat, especially if Peter is doing the demo



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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,362
    factorz wrote: »
    I'll be there on Sunday. So many great vendors to list them all, but here are my top 5 rooms I'm making sure to hit.

    Vapor Audio: I own their Cirrus model so I'm a little basis, but they make great speakers.

    Vinni Rossi: Really interested to check out his brand new Lio unit.

    Odyssey Audio: Klaus always puts on a great demo

    Wilson Audio: I have heard their smaller models, but never heard one of their big boys.

    B&W : Not sure which room will have it but I'm hoping someone is showing the new D3 series.

    Dont forget our boy @DSkip rep's them should you want to take a dip in that pool.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,403
    factorz wrote: »
    I'll be there on Sunday. So many great vendors to list them all, but here are my top 5 rooms I'm making sure to hit.

    Vapor Audio: I own their Cirrus model so I'm a little basis, but they make great speakers.

    Vinni Rossi: Really interested to check out his brand new Lio unit.

    Odyssey Audio: Klaus always puts on a great demo

    Wilson Audio: I have heard their smaller models, but never heard one of their big boys.

    B&W : Not sure which room will have it but I'm hoping someone is showing the new D3 series.

    Dont forget our boy @DSkip rep's them should you want to take a dip in that pool.

    That would be the Rosso's Dan, not Rossi :o:/:D
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I'm looking forward to this. Sonus Faber, Wilson, Focal, Sanders Sound Systems, Dynaudio, MBL, Vapor Auduo, Zu Audio, and ELAC! That'll probably take up the whole day. I'm eager to get my ears on the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 so I can make an informed decision about purchasing them.
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,052
    factorz wrote: »
    I'll be there on Sunday. So many great vendors to list them all, but here are my top 5 rooms I'm making sure to hit.
    Vapor Audio: I own their Cirrus model so I'm a little basis, but they make great speakers.
    halo wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to this. Sonus Faber, Wilson, Focal, Sanders Sound Systems, Dynaudio, MBL, Vapor Audio, Zu Audio, and ELAC! That'll probably take up the whole day. I'm eager to get my ears on the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 so I can make an informed decision about purchasing them.

    Man Oh Man did I enjoy the Vapor Audio "Perfect Storm" last year!

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    So, I guess they use a low resonate coating between layers.....these seem like a pain in the _ss to make but it is worth it.
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    WLDock wrote: »
    Man Oh Man did I enjoy the Vapor Audio "Perfect Storm" last year!

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    I saw your post from Axpona 2015 and that's why I really want to see and hear these babies in action.

    Thanks for posing your thought from last year's show!

    Did you have to have the VIP package to play music or talk to the vendors?

    Can they play CDs or is it all FLAC or WAV files?

    Thanks!
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,796
    Victor, I have two three day passes if you are interested. Things didn't work out this year so Carl, Ed, Dan and I are not able to attend.

    If Victor passes, speak up and I'll email them to you. These are two tickets for all three days.
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  • factorz
    factorz Posts: 353
    Every room is different. Most of them were running music server with tons of stuff and I only had a few that were not willing to play something I requested. I did see guys bring their own cds, lps, and even flash drive to play cuts.

    I would happy to take those tickets, but only attending Sunday.
  • factorz
    factorz Posts: 353
    I don't think Vapor is bringing the Perfect Storms this year. Below is what Ryan the owner of Vapor posted on another site.

    We'll have a pair of Derecho with nice finish and performance upgrades. Honestly I wish I could keep these for myself, they're just fantastic speakers to live with.

    Then there's a pair of Cirrus Black with stands in a gorgeous Pelin Burl/Metallic Pewter paint combo.

    And finally the all new Arcus with a much upgraded cabinet, front slot port now, and matching stands.
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Beer you say??!!
    I'm in!

    Beer! They also have audio equipment and free raffles. See you there! B)
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    Looks like a lot of people are going Sunday. I'm heading up Friday afternoon and will be there Saturday. If someone wants to meet for a short chat and beer or two send me a PM and give you my cell phone number. I was thinking around 3:00 Saturday and we could meet at the sign-in area. Or anytime is OK for me to have a beer.

    I was looking forward to hearing the Perfect Storm. Too bad. Many new lines from different manufacturers have been introduced in the last two years so plenty to get your ear on.
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,855
    Those that are going yall have a good time, but as far as I'm concerned the sooner it ends the sooner I get my Ginko dustcover, as they won't ship until after the show. I new that when I ordered it they sent me an email telling me about the delay and I was ok with it, I hope everyone has a blast, me I will be waiting patiently.
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,599
    halo wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to this. Sonus Faber, Wilson, Focal, Sanders Sound Systems, Dynaudio, MBL, Vapor Auduo, Zu Audio, and ELAC! That'll probably take up the whole day. I'm eager to get my ears on the ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 so I can make an informed decision about purchasing them.

    Probably wanna add Salk Sound to that list . . . just say'n
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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,796
    Salk will be in three rooms this year.

    "Room 432 with Frank Van Alstine who will be showing his new 1kWatt Fet-Valve amplifier driving a pair of SoundScape 8's.

    On the lower level, we'll be in two rooms...

    We're sharing the large Director's B Room with Gingko Audio, Dana Cables, Luminous Audio Technology and Wells Audio. We'll be showing our Exotica 3's, our new PowerPlay fully-active monitors, a new Roon-Ready version of our StreamPlayer and other surprises.

    In the Sherman room, we're planning to launch a new 3-way speaker along with Wells Audio's new Majestic integrated amp in a fabulous under $10K system."
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    In the Sherman room, we're planning to launch a new 3-way speaker along with Wells Audio's new Majestic integrated amp in a fabulous under $10K system."
    Whew! Right under the wire for my budget! Well, maybe, someday :blush:
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,584
    Thorton wrote: »
    Axpona is this weekend in Chicago. Whose going? When? Anyone want to meet up for a beer break?

    Great meeting you today, Thorton...and thanks for the beer. I owe you one the next time we meet up.

    Hope everyone who attends tomorrow has as much fun as I did. These types of events can make one feel like a kid in a toy store.
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    Nice meeting you Indy. I’ll take you up on that offer the next time I’m in your area. I’d like to hear your speakers.
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    Guys, great show. I’m exhausted so I’ll try to post pics when I return home. I had nice conversations with Jim Salk, Jeff Wells, Lukasz Fikus and others.

    This year was “the year of the Lampizator”. Many rooms had numerous models.
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,324
    halo wrote: »
    Lampizator???

    Mostly his different levels of Dac's.
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    Amp1: Nord One NC1200DM Signature, Amp2: W4S MC-5, AMP3: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I don't see how to order one from their web site (I am browsing on my phone though). Is there a list of prices?